MARFA, TX – U.S. Border Patrol Agents at the Sierra Blanca, Texas Immigration Checkpoint apprehended a subject wanted for “First Degree Murder” and “Aggravated Burglary” for crimes committed in Louisiana.
Agents identified the man after he and three other people pulled into the checkpoint for routine immigration inspection. Agents learned that the man was found to have a full-extradition warrant on these charges from Louisiana. The wanted subject was immediately taken into custody without incident. A search of the vehicle also revealed two handguns, one of which was loaded with five live rounds of ammunition.
“This high-profile arrest of a suspected murderer further emphasizes the absolute necessity of U.S. Border Patrol’s vigilance to serve and protect in outlying areas of the southwest border,” Acting Big Bend Chief Patrol Agent Victor Velazquez said.
The Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) was notified and responded. They took custody of all four subjects, the handguns, ammunition and vehicle, and will continue the investigation.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.